Why Gap Year DIY?

Gap Year DIY (do it yourself) lists jobs, volunteering and adventure travel opportunities direct to you from around the world.

Whether you’re on a break from education, taking a sabbatical or just looking for something different to do, we understand that planning isn’t easy – actually, it can be pretty complicated…

We aim to change all that by putting you in direct contact with organisations overseas, cutting out middlemen and commissions – we’ve even nailed discounts from tour operators. Meaning whatever you choose, you’ll be saving money along the way – pretty cool, right?

So join our community and get connected to plan your gap year the way you want it.

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Where Will You Spend Your Gap Year?

Looking for some inspiration? Explore some of our most popular worldwide destinations to help you decide.


Explore Gap Year Opportunities

Adventure Travel


From sun to snow, city to beach. We have worldwide opportunities to satisfy your travel bug and keep your bank balance smiling. Happy days ahead.

Adventure Travel

Jobs Abroad


Your very own worldwide jobs bulletin board. Find paid and non-paid job opportunities to combine gaining work experience with seeing the world. What’s not to like?

Jobs Abroad

Volunteer Abroad


Get in touch directly with the amazing individuals who dedicate their lives to life changing conservation and community projects. They need your help.

Volunteer Abroad

Discounts on the essentials

We have partnered with some of the most respected travel companies in the business to bring Gap Year DIY members discounted opportunities on flights, insurance, clothing, safety courses and guide books.

Gap Year Deals